Paisley: you jump Mr Adams, but I’m not breaking a leg…

The legislation is now through Westminster to get us up to and past Friday. Whether this is just sleight of and to get us into next year, and past the Secretary of State’s much publicised deadline this Friday remains to be seen. But Doctor Paisley is not going anywhere until and unless Sinn Fein signs up to policing.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty